Persistant needs/wishes fantasies:
– to know
– to communicate
– to heal
– to protect
– to create
– for mobility
Inspirations for where to advance.
To know the truth. Invention and fiction.
- Marsden (?): here were no cultural icons representing strong women => WonderWoman, with lasso of truth. In its snare, you have to tell the truth.
- Snow White: mirror mirror on the wall…
- Conlin: Alexander Crystal seer.
- Wizard of Oz.
Single pixel browser. Orb. Ambient objects: between push and pull. Skiing conditions, gardening, weather forecast…
Watches are a pretty mature object, but angular perception is not very ambient. *(steph-note: I think I may have got that wrong, lots of examples of angular displacement devices.)*
Fridges are a great place to diplay stuff. They’re already expensive, so easy to add an extra screen or something.
Exposing customers to energy prices flattens the demand curve.
Showing us a device with proximity sensor: from far away you see the cross-room view of the weather forecast, and as you get closer, you see more detailed views. *(steph-note: wow!)*
Photo frame with presence sensor, and squeeze sensor.
Internet-connected pillcap. Ordering refills. Escalating alerts to take the pills. Share on facebook (I’m on something and I’m doing well). Rewards! Medical records!
Phasers on stun on Star Trek. Exploring brave new worlds without harming anyone.
Robots would give you time to be creative. Roomba!
Painting with a digital brush that picks up color from your environment! (great video)
Flying carpet. Drive in the smart lane, GPS. Marauder’s Map = GPS combined with Google Latitude. Tracking busses in SF.
- Lift09 — Matt Webb — Scientific Fiction and Design [en] (2009)
- Lift09 — James Gillies — How the Web awas Born: Stories from a scribe [en] (2009)
- Reboot9 — Leisa Reichelt: Ambient Intimacy [en] (2007)
- LIft13, Mobile Stories: Geoffrey Dorne [en] (2013)
- Brain Space [en] (2009)
- Lift11: Yasmine Abbas, Design for Neo-nomads [en] (2011)
- Lift09 — Ramesh Srinivasan — Cultural Futures [en] (2009)
- SWITCH Conference, Coimbra: Web Today [en] (2010)
- LeWeb13: Robert Scoble [en] (2013)
- Lift09 — Future Cities — Carlo Ratti [en] (2009)